April 25, 2023 | 9:15 p.m.
Tom Sandoval has dismissed speculation that Raquel Leviss lied about entering a mental health facility earlier this month.
The 40-year-old, who recently visited a wellness retreat himself, slammed ‘Vanderpump Rules’ co-stars Peter Madrigal and Dayna Kathan for claiming Leviss was actually in a “spa”.
“Raquel is in a mental institution,” a visibly angry Sandoval told TMZ paps on Tuesday. “That she decides to tell you where it is afterwards…that’s where Raquel is.” No visitors, no friends, no family, no phone, nothing.
He then called Peter Madrigal and Dayna Kathan by name, saying they “have absolutely no idea what’s going on.”
Although he claimed he had no contact with Levies, Sandoval noted that the former beauty pageant queen is “doing great.”
The heated discussion took place after paparazzi asked him if he had seen Leviss at a wellness retreat in Arizona, where he spent quality time with nature amid the backlash of his dating affair. several months with her.
Although Sandoval did not reveal where he was staying, it certainly wasn’t at the luxury Miraval Arizona wellness resort, which he previously criticized for crowding out his stay for publicity purposes.
Meanwhile, Leviss has been off the grid while getting help at an unnamed facility somewhere in the Grand Canyon State.
“Raquel and her family decided months before the relationship was discovered that she needed mental health treatment and eventually decided she would enter a voluntary facility for mental health counseling,” the report said. Leviss rep at Page Six earlier this month.
Yet soon after, Madrigal, 38, responded to the news of his retirement on Instagram, commenting, “Not a mental institution! It’s a spa.
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Likewise, Kathan commented, “She’s in a spa,” in a separate post about Leviss’ decision.
The couple’s affair – dubbed Scandoval – came to light on March 3 after then-girlfriend Ariana Madix found inappropriate messages and videos from Leviss on her now ex’s phone.
The controversial couple’s banter began in July 2022, nearly eight months before it went public.
The fallout from the affair was captured for the current season of “VPR,” with tensions reportedly boiling over in the upcoming Season 10 reunion.
“Vanderpump Rules” airs Wednesdays at 9 p.m. ET on Bravo.